C.R. England Celebrates 100th Anniversary

4th Generation Company Recognized for Achievement

Many great companies begin small, with a simple plan. In 1920, Chester R. (C. R.) England purchased his first Model T truck because he believed there was “an easier way to make a living than farming.” One century later, the family-owned enterprise is one of the largest, most highly respected refrigerated carriers in the nation, with thousands of trucks and employees.

“We’re honored to work with such down-to-earth people as the England family, and to be a participant in their ongoing success,” said Justin Deputy, President of 1580 Utility Trailer Sales of Utah, Inc.

“We’ve been blessed to have a strong relationship with them for nearly 40 years. When my father Mike Deputy purchased our dealership in 1982, C.R. England was already a loyal Utility customer. Dad developed a close relationship with C.R. England’s sons Bill & Gene England and then continued to develop it with Gene’s sons—Jeff, Dan, Dean, Todd & Corey. Today, as my brother Spencer and I purchase the dealership from dad, we are delighted to work with the 4th generation—Dan’s sons Chad, Josh, Zach & TJ.”

To commemorate this achievement, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. and 1580 Utility Trailer have teamed to gift a Utility 3000R that features Hendrickson’s ULTRAA-K and TIREMAAX Pro, Bendix ABS, and a Thermo King S-600 refrigeration unit.

“The way I see it, C.R. England, my company and Utility, represent 10 generations, 3 families, and 3 separate businesses,” added Mr. Deputy. “The interactions between the companies have made the relationships stronger. The Bennett and England families have many similarities. Both businesses started out small and have grown substantially by doing business with integrity for a century.”

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